LexiDog in Lake Oswego — #2 of the company’s three Portland-area locations — won top billing in the Boutique and Cat Grooming categories this year. LexiDog placed in no fewer than five categories overall, which says a lot about this something-for-everyone gem: it’s a salon for dogs and cats, a gift and apparel boutique, a day care, birthday party venue, and for some, it’s part of the family.
Lisa Shantley and her 6-year-old Australian Shepherd, Jet, can’t get enough of the place. Jet scoffed when Lisa tried a daycare closer to home, but, she says, “Jet literally drags me from the car into Lexi!” Jet’s been a satisfied customer since he was just a few months old, as was Shantley’s late Siberian Husky, Captain.
“From the reception area to the folks in the open play area, each employee is truly passionate about dogs,” Shantley says. Nancie Monaghan, a manager, is quick to agree. “We are all real dog and cat lovers. They are not our clients; they’re our friends.” - Michelle Blake